SHORTEN HAD BETTER KEEP ABREAST OF WHAT LIES AHEAD
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Union thugs make excellent union thugs but they never make Prime Ministers and that’s why the Labor Party needs to find a way to replace Bill Shorten. His polling numbers have only ever reflected the public’s dissatisfaction, or otherwise, with Tony Abbott.
If Abbott can capture a part of the middle ground then Shorten’s gone to Gowings, taking Labor with him.
So far he has dined out on Abbott’s lack of penetration with women and a host of stupid mistakes, but voters are also aware of serious rape allegations against Shorten and how he ruthlessly knifed two of Labor’s leaders to get where he is now.
He also unsuccessfully tried to bury the $20 million ALP President Michael Williamson defrauded from the HSU by sequestrating the union. Williamson still sits in jail due to a plea bargain of guilty to only $1 million of defrauded funds thereby ensuring the extent of the fraud could never be exposed in court proceedings.
He knew of the Kathy Jackson fraud well before her mate Michael Smith did, and he was up to his ears in Gillard and Wilson’s AWU fraud.
He warned Bob Kernohan against spilling the beans on Gillard and Wilson, and when Kernohan resisted, Shorten arranged with Big Bill Ludwig to bribe him with the safe seat of Melton. When Bob also refused that offer, Shorten had him mercilessly bashed before helping himself (unopposed) to the plum seat of Melton.
If it hadn’t have been for honest unionists like Bob Kernohan and Ian Cambridge, the Gillard fraud would never have surfaced.
Regardless, Shorten was able to pave his way to leadership by killing off both Rudd and Gillard and then using Rudd’s own new ALP rules to have himself entrenched in the Labor leadership despite the majority of the rank and file rejecting him in favour of Albanese.
It now requires 60% of Caucus to challenge him and if he ever gets to be Prime Minister it will require 75% to unseat him.
... a seemingly impossible task where unions still call the shots.
Now that it appears Abbott might recover from his “near death experience” Labor is restless with many backbenchers and one or two frontbenchers openly saying they cannot go to an election with Shorten as leader.
It seems there is a “near death experience” awaiting Shorten this time.